Dr Richard Halvorsen

offering vaccine choice

The increasing vaccine burden

The number of vaccines routinely given to every child in the UK over the last hundred years is shown graphically below.
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There is continued pressure to introduce several new vaccines to the UK childhood immunisation schedule. Two new vaccines – flu and rotavirus – were added to the schedule in 2013.
A WHO doctor has already described the 21st century as the “
Century of the Vaccines.” There appears to be endless enthusiasm for introducing a seemingly unlimited number of vaccines. But there is no discussion on the maximum number of vaccines that a child should be given. Indeed most vaccine experts appear unconcerned about the possibility that we may, at some stage, be giving some children too many vaccines. Instead they talk about children being able to handle “thousands” of vaccines at any one time.23